Environment Canterbury Youth Rōpu

Join us! Applications for Rōpu representatives are now open

We are looking for young people aged 14-24 from across the Canterbury region to be part of the Environment Canterbury Youth Rōpu.

The EYR is a new initiative led by young people and the Youth Engagement and Education Team at Environment Canterbury. It will be a formalised group of young people who will have a genuine relationship with the decision makers of Canterbury and provide advice and lead consultations and events.

For more about what Environment Canterbury is, see our about us section.

There will be 14 spaces for applicants and two spaces for Ngai Tahu Rangitahi.

Find out more about the application process.

Background information

For the past year, young people and Environment Canterbury have been having conversations about how to build a genuine relationship between young people and decision makers in Canterbury.

A group of young people have formed a working group (Youth Participation Platform Working Group or YPPWG) with support from the Environment Canterbury Youth Engagement and Education Team (YEET) and funding from Ministry of Youth Development.

This has been done to bring to life the aspirations, conversations and ideas that have been developed over the course of two years. So far, the group has engaged the voices of young people, Environment Canterbury staff and Councillors. Each groups’ voice has been given weight and the final decision around the structure and purpose has sat with the working group with support from the YEET.

Read the Consultation Document for a brief background, rationale and the framework for the Environment Canterbury Youth Rōpu (EYR).

Join us! Applications for Rōpu representatives are now open

We are looking for young people aged 14-24 from across the Canterbury region to be part of the Environment Canterbury Youth Rōpu.

The EYR is a new initiative led by young people and the Youth Engagement and Education Team at Environment Canterbury. It will be a formalised group of young people who will have a genuine relationship with the decision makers of Canterbury and provide advice and lead consultations and events.

For more about what Environment Canterbury is, see our about us section.

There will be 14 spaces for applicants and two spaces for Ngai Tahu Rangitahi.

Find out more about the application process.

Background information

For the past year, young people and Environment Canterbury have been having conversations about how to build a genuine relationship between young people and decision makers in Canterbury.

A group of young people have formed a working group (Youth Participation Platform Working Group or YPPWG) with support from the Environment Canterbury Youth Engagement and Education Team (YEET) and funding from Ministry of Youth Development.

This has been done to bring to life the aspirations, conversations and ideas that have been developed over the course of two years. So far, the group has engaged the voices of young people, Environment Canterbury staff and Councillors. Each groups’ voice has been given weight and the final decision around the structure and purpose has sat with the working group with support from the YEET.

Read the Consultation Document for a brief background, rationale and the framework for the Environment Canterbury Youth Rōpu (EYR).

Environment Canterbury Youth Rōpu Application form

We would like to know who you are, what your skills are and to learn more about your leadership and community involvement. 

Personal details

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Questionnaire

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Supporting documents

All applicants need to have a referee for them. If you are applying through the online form or with a video, you will need to provide a reference letter. This is a short letter from someone that knows you and can testify to your character, skills and experience. It can be someone like a teacher, youth worker, community member, colleague, employer etc. Ideally it wouldn’t be an immediate family member.

Reference letter

Video application

Maximum file size is 200MB. Accepted file formats are, mp4, avi, mpeg, mov (Quicktime) or flv

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